2003 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition Review
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    65

    German Engeneering , 'nuff Said — 180HP is ok for a fun drive, but not enough to push you into the seat. It's awesome to hear that sound of turbo, yet - going from first to second gear seems to take forever . No major repairs needed so far () , just replaced ABS sensor , that's about it. 6-year old car proves that it's worth to buy limited edition cars. They are just that much better :)

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: FUN FUN FUN!

    Cons: Expensive parts :|

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    45

    I Like Racing It, Its Still Safe And Gets Good Gas Milage. — Overall- Its quick with great performance and style. performance- Great take off and cornering. Build- I Trust it. Appearance- I never thought I would like a hatchback. Its amusing how many people wanna race again, I haven't gotten this many haters since the Cutlass.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its fun to drive.

    Cons: Its little.

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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    35

    Get One V-dub! — I love this car. Its quick handles amazing and is soooo fun to drive. This car will out drive alot of cars on the road. In a straight line its got balls and it just stick right on the line in corners.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Its a great all around car.

    Cons: Nothing sucks.

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition Review
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    20th Ae — Interior was fantastic with the recaros, dash, and red accents. The exterior as well keeps a current look. Reliability is the downfall of this guy. I had stuff breaking left and right on me. Gotta long German cars. All in all I'd probably shy away from it and just find something else.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: The looks and cheap power.

    Cons: The reliability.

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    55

    Vw Golf Gti 1.8t 20v — Pretty quick car as standard 180BHP out the factory, Engines are very robust and very tunable. I'm told you can run over 350BHP reliably. Brakes are from an Audi TT, Build quality, well it's German, so... solidly built, no squeaks creaks or anything, it's a very nice place to be behind the wheel. MPG wise it does about 35-40MPG on a run and 30-35MPG around town so it's pretty economical, parts and things are cheap and easy to obtain

    Pros: Build quality, reliability, tunability.

    Cons: Standard suspension is a bit soft.

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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    Vr6 From A Boy Racer — the vr6 i a torque'y motor at low rpms that develops revs quickly. the 6 is a little heavy in corners but ancors it for great liftoff over-stear, when maried to the six speed with bfg gforce's it sings to you at 4 grand in 3rd gear

    Pros: Great pickup and worry free motoring

    Cons: Little leg room in the back seat, Turn in understear

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 20th Anniversary Edition Review
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    Golf Gti 2003 — With studded snow tyres it sticks to the road like glue! It does have low clearence but still does great in the snow. With the 6 speed turbo, it powers up the mountain passes at 90mph easy. For a relativly small car, (in america) it has a ton of room, so stuff and people. I can get my bike in the back and skis too.

    Pros: great fuel economy

    Cons: small electrical problems, doesn't like the cold

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6 Review
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    My First Real Sports Car — Love the power, the look, the handling. Not enough room though if you want to take your friends out. I have never been disappointed when racing random people. On the highway the fuel economy is surprisingly good. I average about 28 MPG on the highway and about 24 MPG city. It has the best combination in terms of drivetrain: VR6 engine and 6-Speed Manual Transmission!! :-)

    Pros: performance, looks, handling

    Cons: not enough room for more than 3 grown adults.

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    Turbooo — kinda slow. but you can always makee it faster. it also needs to be lowered. and im putting strobes in. what i dislike is the fact its so expensive to maintiain. its such a fun car to drive when your on an open road.

    Pros: its manual

    Cons: too expensive to maintain

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    2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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    Good Car — Great car - standard VW build quality (bloody good). Well equipped, but lacking performance wise. Suffered from torque steer. Would have been better with more grunt, but that would have made the torque steer worse. Great on long drives - very comfortable.

    Pros: Great build quality, very comfortable

    Cons: Torque steer

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    2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Perfect Jack Of All Trades By ErroneousRex

    This is a beautiful package of a vehicle. Funto drive, stylish, comfortable, efficient, and well built, the GTI consistently surprises. It can handle the turns with ease while comfortably seating 4 fu... Read More

    Love My Gti! By photofinishstudio

    I love the stylish look. Just the right size. Fast pick up response. Stereo sounds great. I get 300 miles on a full tank. This is the first car which my dog actually enjoys riding in the back seat. ... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

    I like everything about my GTI handles awesome great car. I would recommend a friend and family. this car was awesome loved how it drives how it sounds and gas saver plus it is very fast car you would... Read More

    Great Little Car By Troyboy2

    The golf GTI is an excellent little car. With the hatchback you can carry lots of stuff in it. It's comfortable, gets about 30 miles per gallon and has the power to pass people at will. My only proble... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us By damonrlloyd

    the 2011 gti has enough power, taut handling and aggressive style to appease the eighteen year old kid in me, yet the lines are refined, and the interior is upscale enough to be suitable for the resp... Read More

    Great Day-to-day Commuter By alexofdodd

    Love my VW it is such a nicely balanced vehicle and really impressed me with it's stability at the limits and in snow. Can almost run with the Subarus when fitted with snow tires. VW-please fix the Bl... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

    Plenty of cargo space. Nice interior. Very sporty. The only weak spot is that it is front wheel drive only. All wheel drive really should be an option. There also should be higher horsepower opti... Read More

    My Great Little Car By ersid

    Its a very cool car for young people. It has an exhaust that sound amazing(never boring). It very fast in the corners the car sticks to the road picks up very qucik and for a four door it small which ... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Just Do It. By mdjones2

    The Mk V was my favorite GTI in 2012. Bought a 2009 with low mileage and had stage 3 performance package done with a trusted mechanic. At $23k, it has been the greatest driving performance ever and I ... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen Gti By romanz85

    This Volkswagen GTI gets about 29/31 miles per gallon. It is a 6 speed manual with a turbo. It has remote power door locks, power mirrors, low fuel level warning, turn signal in mirrors, dual illumin... Read More

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